Darwinian Shadow Fortress

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The Darwinian Shadow Fortress is a massive shade tree which eliminates competition by being wide and casting shade. It has developed a more consistent widening growth pattern, resulting in a more regular cone shape. Consistent increased width is selected for to ensure it does not break, as its mineralized bone-like trunk is less flexible than wood or chitin. The area beneath it is like a miniature dark forest. Outside of forest biomes, it grows in small groups especially near water, while in the forests themselves it can be found all over intermixed with other large flora. It uses detritivory to help it maintain its huge size. Like its ancestor, its trunk is made of a bone-like material and its crystal leaves have chitinous shells.